I asked a friend to water my plants for the almost two months I'll be away at Clarion. In payment of a sort, I told her that she and her kids could come over whenever they wanted and use the home theater. So I had them over last night, fed them dinner, and showed them how the HT worked, using Spirited Away. Her kids are, I think about 10 and 7. I made pasta primavera, eggplant parmesan, and a carrot cake. LOTS of leftovers, so I guess I'm taking a slightly-used carrot cake into work tonight, and eating eggplant parmesan for lunch for a week. I guess there are worse fates.